A Tail of Two Rabbits

I have a confession to make. I’m not proud of it; in fact, I’m extremely ashamed of myself. But the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? So here goes:

Hello, my name is Renae, and I have a deathly fear of rabbits.

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Rabbit Portrait by Elise Whittier Church

I always have, since I was four years old and my cousin Troy told me to stick my finger through the wires of his rabbit’s cage so I could pet him.

Apparently, Mr. Fluffy thought my finger was a carrot.

From that day on, I carried a terrifying and irrational fear of the creatures. Oh, I accepted their chocolate-filled baskets at Easter, as long as they stayed far, far away from me.

Years later, when my daughter used her birthday money to buy a pet rabbit, I decided I could be the bigger person, or rabbit, or whatever, and forgive the species. We bought a hutch, some special rabbit food, and some toys, and I tried to my best to love the rabbit . . . Dora . . . from a distance.


Coloring book sample from Rabbit Doodles by Elise Whittier Church

But I couldn’t keep my distance for long! The thing would look at me with those warm brown eyes, just begging to be loved, and I caved. Before long, that rabbit was MY rabbit. I even decided that since my daughter had a rabbit, my son needed one too, and we got Dora a playmate.

That’s been a long time ago. Soccer schedules and homework and life got in the way, and we realized we weren’t able to give our rabbits the attention we wanted to give them. Fortunately, we found another loving home for our babies, and last time we checked, our bunnies were happy and healthy.

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Illustration by Elise Whittier Church

As we approach Easter, many people will be buying pet rabbits . . . and that’s why Armonia is thrilled to share Rabbit Doodles, a brand new, educational and informative coloring book from celebrated artist, art teacher and animal rescue activist Elise Whittier Church. Elise runs a rabbit rescue, and the illustrations in this breathtaking coloring book are portraits of those rabbits! Each stunning picture is embellished with whimsical doodles and curlicues, and everything about them will make you want to smile.

color rabbit3Between each coloring page is a bleed page, so you can use markers if you want, without fear of spoiling the next picture. Each bleed page contains interesting rabbit facts or fun activities such as a crossword puzzle, a word find, even a How to Draw a Rabbit page. The pictures are intricate enough for older children and adults, yet simple enough for younger children to enjoy. In addition to hours of color therapy, you’ll receive an education about these beautiful and unique animals.

rabbit doodles coverI know you’ll enjoy this book as much as we do. Order now to include it in an Easter basket for your favorite snuggle bunnies, and order one for yourself, too!

God bless, and Happy Easter Season!

~ Renae from Armonia

“Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures,” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.






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